Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Local Vicar - Episode 11

It’s late Xmas Day, Paul’s sat on the outside loo reflecting on the days events, the modest meal he’s shared with friends; Gaynor cheating at Kerplunk and the local vicar offering to absolve Gaynor of all her sins in exchange for her last Park Drive, an offer that’s later upgraded to free baptism, confirmation and last rites if she’ll hand over that bloody cigarette. Under the toilet door, Paul looks at the broken concrete of the wet back yard and thinks of those taken from him too soon, from the house he hears Gaynor and the vicar duetting ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ on the karaoke machine and wetting themselves laughing as they collide doing the Morecambe & Wise dance.